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How will a comet tail "ignite" when there is not enough oxygen to sustain combustion?
You do know that Earth is only 1 AU away from the Sun don't you? So why does Earth's atmosphere not ignite?
Using satellite data, an international team of researchers has found that Venus sports a giant, ion-packed tail that stretches almost far enough to tickle the Earth when the two planets are in line with the Sun...."I didn't expect to find it," says team member Marcia Neugebauer of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "It's a really strong signal, and there's no doubt it's real."
Originally posted by C.H.U.D.
reply to post by Devino
I don't mean to sound rude but how does gas evaporate?
I think he probably meant to say "ice", which would evaporate much like anywhere else if you bombard it with solar radiation.
The old theory that comets are made of ice is bogus and has been proven wrong many times by NASA, ESA and others by spacecraft that have actually visited and sampled many comets. Almost no water ice has been found yet comets are still called dirty snowballs, go figure.
Sampled "many" comets? Please show the evidence of these "many" comet samples that have been returned to Earth?
I only know of one sample return mission from a comet, and it seems to contradict what you are saying about water:
Originally posted by way2slo
If you look closely it almost looks like it vaporizes before it even hits the sun! Even if it changes state from ice to a liquid how would it evaporate? Where would the vapor go? It still has all that mass and if it didnt impact the sun could the liquid reform into ice once its out of the suns direct heat?
Rubbish would be making comments about something you no nothing about that contradicts scientific evidence.
Almost no water ice has been found yet comets are still called dirty snowballs, go figure.
Originally posted by Nventual
The comet hit, I'm sure. I wonder if there will be a CME though.
[edit on 3/1/10 by Nventual]
Originally posted by operation mindcrime
Ask Phage about the white spot right of the sun. It probably has something to do with spacedust on the lens or a bake-out, whatever that may be....
Anyway, great find. Star and Flag!!!
Originally posted by Pauligirl
Positions of STEREO A and B for 2010-01-02 00:00 UT
Originally posted by TheCoffinman
reply to post by randyvs
whats on the right? venus? or a solar flare?
I was hoping someone else could say because I don't have the first clue.
That is really wierd it's close to where the anomaly in my picture is.
[edit on 4-1-2010 by randyvs]